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The George Washington University - Online MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management and Healthcare Administration Graduate Certificates

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University (GW) offers an online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) degree in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management, in addition to the following graduate certificates: Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management; Correctional Health Administration; and Health Services and Outcome Research.

The MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management degree program focuses on quality of care improvement, data analysis, interprofessional communication, healthcare system evaluation, and organizational performance. Graduates will be prepared to lead a healthcare organization in efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and increased patient quality of care. Graduates are also prepared to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.

Students in this program complete 36 credits which includes a Practicum in Clinical Operations consisting of supervised field work. The program can be completed in as little as two years and students may begin in the fall, spring, or summer. Applicants should have relevant work experience in clinical research or healthcare.

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management comprises 18 credits and can be completed in 18 months. Students may begin in the fall, spring, or summer. All credits can be applied to the full MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management degree. The program focuses on effective communication, ethical decision-making, quality of care improvement, and financial responsibility and management. It is ideally suited to healthcare professionals seeking to advance their leadership and operations management skills. Applicants should have relevant work experience in clinical research or the healthcare sector.

The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration comprises 15 credits and can be completed in 12 months. Students may begin in the fall or spring. This certificate is specifically designed to prepare graduates for work as a healthcare administrator in correctional health care settings. The focus of the degree lies in the development of health care service plans for incarcerated patients, improving clinical outcomes, mitigating health care risks and costs in correctional facilities, and overseeing staffing, budget, and public relations. It is ideally suited for correctional health administrators seeking to advance their career. Students moving from another field into the correctional field should be prepared to serve an internship under a correctional health administrator. Applicants should have relevant work experience in the correctional or healthcare sector.

Finally, the Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcome Research comprises 18 credits and can be completed in 18 months. Students may begin in fall, spring, or summer. The degree is specifically designed for nurses, doctors, clinicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who wish to advance their understanding and skills related to supply and demand in the healthcare industry. The certificate focuses on: research design models; study methods and research findings in health care; advanced quantitative skills such as use of a cost-benefit analysis (CBA); and decision analytics.

Each degree is 100% online with no campus visits required, however the MSHS does require a practicum, and the Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration may require an internship depending on work experience. GW delivers courses asynchronously online through the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). This contributes to flexibility for working professionals. Courses are broken up into weekly sessions with readings, videos, assignments, and assessments all available to students online. In addition, students have access to faculty office hours, peer interaction, library and career planning services, and 24/7 technical support.

Courses for the MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management may include: Population Health for Health Care Innovators; Informatics for Operational Leadership and Health Care Quality; Health Care Systems Operations; Leadership and Change in Clinical Management; The Health Care Enterprise; Strategic Communications; and Applications in Clinical Operations and Health Care Management. Elective choices include Biostatistics Translational Research, and Epidemiology Translational Research.

Courses for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management include: Strategic Communications; Informatics for Operational Leadership and Health Care Quality; Applications in Clinical Operations and Health Care Management; Finance for Health Care Operations; Health Care Systems Operations; and Topics in Health Care Leadership.

Courses for the Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration include Fundamentals of Correctional Health Care; Correctional Health Care Fiscal Management; Correctional Health Care Delivery; Correctional Health Care Oversight; and Correctional Health Care Administration for Special Populations.

Courses for the Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcome Research include: Biostatistics Translational Research; Research Methods for the Health Professions I; Grantsmanship in Translational Research; Decision Making and Economic Evaluation in Health Care; and Survey of Advanced Quantitative Methods for Health Services and Outcomes Research. The recommended elective for this degree is Economics of Health Care Systems.

The George Washington University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

The George Washington University

Programs: MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management, Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcome Research
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Program Highlights
  • Students complete a Practicum in Clinical Operations which includes supervised field work
  • Focuses on quality of care improvement, data analysis, interprofessional communication, healthcare system evaluation, and organizational performance
  • Graduates will be prepared to lead a healthcare organization in efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and increased patient quality of care Graduates are also prepared to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required, field experience practicum required
Example Courses: Population Health for Health Care Innovators; Informatics for Operational Leadership and Health Care Quality; Health Care Systems Operations; Leadership and Change in Clinical Management; The Health Care Enterprise
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered ashynchronously through Blackboard in weekly increments with collaboration, research, and discussion occurring through multimedia tools
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in as little as 2 years
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GRE required
Work Experience: Relevant work experience in clinical research or healthcare required
Tuition Costs: ~$35,280 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $980.00

Visit landing.healthsciencesprograms.gwu.edu to Learn More About GW's Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management Programs

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management

Program Highlights
  • All credits can be applied to the full MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management degree
  • The program focuses on effective communication, ethical decision-making, quality of care improvement, and financial responsibility and management
  • Ideally suited to healthcare professionals seeking to advance their leadership and operations management skills
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Strategic Communications; Informatics for Operational Leadership and Health Care Quality; Applications in Clinical Operations and Health Care Management; Finance for Health Care Operations; Health Care Systems Operations; and Topics in Health Care Leadership
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered ashynchronously through Blackboard in weekly increments with collaboration, research, and discussion occurring through multimedia tools
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 18 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 18 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GRE required
Work Experience: Relevant work experience in clinical research or healthcare required
Tuition Costs: ~$16,650 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $925.00

Visit landing.healthsciencesprograms.gwu.edu to Learn More About GW's Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management Programs

Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcome Research

Program Highlights
  • Specifically designed for nurses, doctors, clinicians, medical students, and other health care professionals who wish to advance their understanding and skills related to supply and demand in the health care industry
  • Focuses on research design models, study methods and research findings in health care, advanced quantitative skills such as use of a cost-benefit analysis (CBA), and decision analytics
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Biostatistics Translational Research; Research Methods for the Health Professions I; Grantsmanship in Translational Research; Decision Making and Economic Evaluation in Health Care; Survey of Advanced Quantitative Methods for Health Services and Outcomes Research; Economics of Health Care Systems (elective)
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered ashynchronously through Blackboard in weekly increments with collaboration, research, and discussion occurring through multimedia tools
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 18 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 18 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$16,650 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $925.00

Visit landing.healthsciencesprograms.gwu.edu to Learn More About GW's Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management Programs